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Anona Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 411 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2014:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted January 6, 2014

I have a real issue with a school that does not communicate with a child's non custodial parent. This was after showing up in person at the school to explain the situation. We did not find out our child repeated a grade until after it happened. Clearly the school assumes the custodial parent communicated which she did not. Second what school does not check for lice or follow up on report of child having lice? Very irresponsible of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2011

My child just finished first grade at Anona. He has had wonderful teachers both years, and has really developed a love of learning. However, the new principal, Gaye Lively, does NOT impress. She is very corporate and not fun. She should be working in an office for an insurance company or something similar, not at an elementary school! I heard her complaining after a recent kindergarten orientation that not enough people came. Well, if there was ANY communication from the school about upcoming events, maybe people would come to them! Also, there is NO recess after K. What a shame for little kids to have to focus all day long. This is not the school's fault, but there is minimal parental involvement (I often felt that teachers didn't know what to do with me during my frequent volunteering). I so wanted to love this school, but some little issues plus the bad new principal have me looking elsewhere. Hopefully she will earn to respond to concerned parents and be more positive in the future so more good families don't leave.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2011

the teachers and most of the parents do a wonderful job..the children are a delight


Posted April 19, 2010

I was a first grade teacher at Anona for three years. It is a wonderful school. The faculty, and families are amazing. I was truly blessed to have had the opportunity to start my teaching career at Anona.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 17, 2008

Anona is a wonderful school and my teacher, Mrs. Eldred, gives me hope and joy whenever I suceed at anything. Mrs. Jordan (the principal) is so great and I feel warm whenever she says 'hi' or something. I have to say, though, that Mrs. Kendall, a Kindergarten teacher, was the best I've had so far! She has helped me in every way, and gone too far for me and I want to thatnk her in so many ways that you can't even imagine! I hope everyone at Anona is enjoying their time there, and is truly is a great school. -Demi, a student
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 17, 2007

I like that you see what every child needs and how they learn and try to help all of them an any way you again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2007

Anona is the most wonderful school, with awesome teachers like Ms Taylor, and the new principal ms Jordan is so warm and inviting and helpful.They always have time for parents and always keep you up to date on your child's progress. Very interactive, my daughter loves this school more than any school she has ever been to, and we moved around quite a bit. She is now straight A student on Prinipal's List
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2006

This is a great elementary school. The teachers are absolutely great! Mr. Greg Walker was a great principal, and we were sad to hear that he left. My daughter loved this school, and didn't want to leave. The teachers helped everyone out; and were sure to challenge my daughter, for she was very bright. She is graduating Bay Point this year, and has gotten straight A's in the magnet program. The PTA is excellent, and parents are always involved. My daughter loved the music and art teachers; Mrs. Miles and Mrs. Hoblit. Also, she always enjoyed P.E., because they always had fun activies. Overall, this is one of the best schools in the county!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2006

The quality of the teachers and the leadership at Anona are ourstanding. The caring attitude is evident everywhere. Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2006

You won't regret sending your child to Anona. We have a daughter who is in 5th and has been there since K, and now we have a son in K. Its a small, very safe, family oriented elementary. They are an A rated school that offers the full range of student services. My daughter is in the gifted program. They have a very active PTA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2005

Great school small classes good teachers. Individual attention given to students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2005

I love Anona! Anona is a small family oriented school. The teachers are very dedicated at Anona as well. Greg Walker the principal is very approachable and involved with the children. We love the music teacher....she has really encouraged the love of music in my child. I feel like Anona is a great start on a child's education. The relaxed feel paired with teachers who love their job is a wonderful thing. I give Anona an 'A'!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2005

Anona is a wonderful school. My daughter started there in 4th grade after moving from Brooker Creek. The teachers take a family oriented approach and are very involved with parents as well as students. I highly recommend the school. My daughter loved her teachers and did not have any problems while she attend Anona. She will miss it as she goes on to middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2004

Very pleased with this school overall. Nice teachers, very involved principal, and a pleasant learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2004

Throughout the years 1980 to present, I've sent five children through Anona Elementary. It has consistently remained an A+ school in my book. The teachers and principals (past/present) are dedicated to educating their students in a safe environment and the high degree of parental involvement really helps to bring it all together.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2003

I love Anona School, and so does my daughter. We may be moving out of our choice area next year, and I am sad at the thought of settling for anywhere else!
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
64%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
43%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 77% 42%
Hispanic 10% 29%
Black 6% 23%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 38%60%61%
Master's degree 62%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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